Brian Griffin is an outstanding photographer and the author of the most significant pop and rock bands’ albums’ covers of the 80s. The artist photographed Post Punk, New Wave or New Romantic bands and musician for years.
The exhibited material was selected from over 160 photo shoots. They were produced for more than 100 musicians and artists. One of the exhibition’s elements are alternative versions of album covers for Depeche Mode, who are one of the headliners of Open’er festival 2018. Symbols designed by the artist appeared in urban spaces, including Gdynia, where the Depeche Mode fans who were a separate subculture painted them on walls. Apart from cover photos, the exhibition will feature unknown photographs of stars like Iggy Pop, Kate Bush or R.E.M.
Apart from cover photos, the exhibition will feature unknown photographs of stars like Iggy Pop, Kate Bush or R.E.M. Brian Griffin’s work is a peculiar window to the past and a must see for every pop music fan or a person who is interested in the history of culture or photography. The exhibition was prepared together with the International Festival of Music Producers Soundedit. The event in Łódź is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
Curators: Jacek Friedrich, Michał Miegoń, Brian Griffin
Concept cooperation: Agata Abramowicz, Maciej Werk – International Festival of Music Producers Soundedit
Project team: Anna Lipińska, Mateusz Kozielecki, Robert Szymanowski, Rafał Frankowski, Tomasz Marcinkowski
Exhibition production: Omnidruk
Graphic design: Krzysztof Wroński Artwork
Cooperation and collection lending: International Festival of Music Producers Soundedit